Image:Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften.jpg|right|thumb|Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich
The '''Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities''' (''Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften'') is an independent public institution, located in Munich
. It appoints scholars whose research has contributed considerably to the increase of knowledge within their subject. The general goal of the academy is the promotion of interdisciplinary encounters and contacts and the cooperation of representatives of different subjects.